Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Cruises Sightseeing

Milford Sound (Piopiotahi) is a Fiord of spectacular beauty and natural is a deep, icy blue waterway flowing into the Tasman Sea and is part of the majestic Fiordland National Park.

Wet or fine the magic of Milford Sound will enthral you. Annually, Milford Sound receives between 5 to 9 metres of rain and you will see waterfalls thunder down the sheer cliffs of the Fiord.

Carved over time by glaciers the deepest part of the Fiord is 400 metres. Dale Point denotes the entrance to the Sound. The actual length of the Fiord is 16km from St Annes Point. With so many photo opportunities that abound, taking a camera on your Red Boat Cruise is a must. Milford Sound not only boasts spectacular scenery, it also teems with beautiful wildlife including dolphins, seals and the Fiordland Crested penguin (one of the worlds rarest penguins).

Southern Discoveries will travel down the south side of the Fiord, out to the Tasman Sea and return up the north side, stopping off at all points of interest along the way. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery with a full commentary on the natural history of the Sound. There's also a wide selection of fine food available on board: from snacks to full international buffet, and bar service.


  • Milford Sound
  • Mitre Peak
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Waterfalls


  • Cruise the beautiful Milford Sound
  • Approx 1 hour 45 minutes


Departs: Daily (times vary, depending on season) from Milford Sound Wharf, Milford Sound
Duration: Approx 1 hour 45 minutes

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Children: 0-3 years are free of charge. Children aged 4-14 years are charged at the child rate
Location: Driving to Milford Sound- the road to Milford Sound is one of the most scenic journeys in New Zealand. Allow 5 hours from Queenstown, 2 hours from Te Anau
Operated By: Southern Discoveries

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